April 4, 2018

Allstate’s Novel “Prosperity Report”

This “Prosperity Report” from Allstate looks novel. It’s an 11-page document that is positioned before the proxy statement. The full document is: Prosperity Report, Letter from Independent Directors, Proxy Statement, Financial Report – the whole Allstate story under one hood. The “Prosperity Report” focuses on the company’s long-term goals, purpose & role in society.

The thing feels like “BlackRock Catnip.” It’s basically a human capital sustainability report (which is a priority for BlackRock, as noted in this blog) – and yes, BlackRock is the company’s largest holder. Another way to look at it perhaps is as an innovative expansion of the CEO’s “Letter to Shareholders” that typically kicks off the glossy annual report. Whatever your view, you have to admit that Allstate doesn’t slack on its proxy materials. You might recall Broc’s blog from last year, claiming that their proxy statement was one of the best…

Transcript: “The SEC’s New Cybersecurity Guidance”

We’ve posted the transcript for our recent popular webcast: “The SEC’s New Cybersecurity Guidance.”

Last Call for Early Bird Registration! Our “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference”

Time to act on the registration information for our popular conferences – “Pay Ratio & Proxy Disclosure Conference” & “Say-on-Pay Workshop: 15th Annual Executive Compensation Conference” – to be held September 25-26 in San Diego and via Live Nationwide Video Webcast. Here are the agendas – 20 panels over two days.

Early Bird Rates – Act by April 13th: Huge changes are afoot for executive compensation practices with pay ratio disclosures on the horizon. We are doing our part to help you address all these changes – and avoid costly pitfalls – by offering a special early bird discount rate to help you attend these critical conferences (both of the Conferences are bundled together with a single price). So register by April 13th to take advantage of the 20% discount.

Liz Dunshee